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June 2, 2012, 3:25 PM

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Frank Sennett / Wall Street Journal:
Behind Groupon's $6 Billion Brushoff  —  If you believe the rumored numbers, it would have been the biggest acquisition in Internet history—and you definitely should believe the numbers.  In the fall of 2010, search giant Google GOOG -1.70% offered nearly $6 billion to buy Groupon …
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
Lock-up over, Groupon shares tumble 9%  —  Shares of Groupon Inc. tanked on Friday, reflecting heavy selling as restrictions on insider sales of stock were lifted.  —  The stock closed down nearly 9 percent, or 95 cents, at $9.69 per share.  Earlier in the session, it hit a 52-week low of $9.53.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Android 4.0 now on 7.1 percent of devices, still woefully behind previous versions  —  Google tracks the different version numbers of Android devices that access Google Play (nee Android Market) and every month or two we check in to see how the latest versions are doing.
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Over-55s pick passwords twice as secure as teenagers'  —  People over the age of 55 pick passwords double the strength of those chosen by people under 25 years old.  That's according to the largest ever study of password security, which also found that most of us choose passwords that are less secure than security experts recommend.
Fortune:
Tim Stevens is the nicest guy in tech  —  Not to mention one of the most powerful.  The editor in chief of Engadget plays a crucial — if not always acknowledged — role in the $190 billion consumer electronics industry.  And, in a cast of blowhards and rascals, he's a different sort of editor …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6  —  There's been a lot of flirting going on in recent months between Apple and Facebook.  In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group of investors that Facebook was “the one company that is closest to being like Apple”.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Stuxnet admission likely to have foreign policy consequences  —  Iran watchers remain concerned that a domestic political gambit may backfire.  —  Obama officials are taking a significant political gamble by admitting to creating Stuxnet.  —  Given the unofficial confirmation Friday …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iOS 6: Higher hanging fruit  —  Features and functionality from Android, BlackBerry, webOS, Windows Phone and more, still ripe for iOS 6 inspiration  —  What will Apple bring to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 6?  What will be the “tentpole” features to take Apple's mobile software into 2013?
Eduard Kovacs / Softpedia News:
CloudFlare Reports Breach, UGNazi Takes Credit  —  A few hours ago, CloudFlare issued a statement admitting that hackers managed to gain access to the email accounts of Matthew Prince, the co-founder and CEO of the company.  —  “This morning a hacker was able to access a customer's account …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile USA leaks with Euro-style home button  —  The Verge has just received pictures of T-Mobile USA's branded Galaxy S III from Samsung that's expected to be announced in the coming weeks.  The strangest thing about the leaked phone is what isn't different about it …

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